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Old 05-12-2010, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by deepblueNC View Post


A sony authorized technician will come to my house on Wednesday and check the TV. I believe that the TV's tuner is defective. I'll figure this out on Wednesday.

I know that in my area TV stations broadcasts in DD 5.1. Also I confirm that other people are able to get DD 5.1 without cable box from clear QAM channels. So, the problem is not TV stations or Time Warner.

According to Sony tech people, my TV should output DD 5.1 only when the source is TV's tuner.

I'm guessing that the TV passes DD5.1 out the optical when using an external source via HDMI, because of the Bravia sync. Both the TV and receiver are Sony and they are synced.

deepblueNC - what was outcome of this? any luck getting DD 5.1 via OTA
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by craig john View Post

As I said 2 posts before yours, run the signal directly to the receiver.

Craig, the OP stated that he does not have a cable box. He is taking unscrambled cable directly into the TV's internal tuner and then hooking an optical cable from the TV's optical out to the receiver.
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